Air Station New Orleans medevacs woman from cruise ship

NEW ORLEANS —The U.S. Coast Guard medevaced a woman from a cruise ship approximately 120 miles southeast of Southwest Pass, Friday.

Watchstanders at Eighth Coast Guard District command center in New Orleans, received a call at approximately 9 a.m., from the cruise ship Carnival Triumph, reporting that a 69-year-old female aboard the ship was having problems breathing and required a medevac.

Coast Guard Air Station New Orleans launched an MH-65C Dolphin helicopter and crew to the scene, safely hoisted and transported her to awaiting EMS at Air Station New Orleans.

Her condition is unknown.

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  1. Erin says:

    We were on this cruise, and the job the coast guard did was amazing. They were very impressive to watch in action.